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Welcome to St Eds

The Leading Provider of Employability Skills for Young people

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Accredited Vocational Training

A Positive Learning Environment


Discover Your Full Potential

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Your Ticket to Full-Time Employment

Welcome to St Edmunds Society

B&CE Charitable Trust National Mowlem Award Winner 2017

This is a very exciting time for St-Eds Training Centre and our students. Our philosophy is to deliver an employer led curriculum, truly enabling our students both to believe in themselves and to become the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow.
We provide them with the skills necessary to meet the real requirements of employers, applying the theory of the classroom to the real world ensuring students gain insight and access to real employers and projects.
Our students have been nominated and acclaimed Youth Build UK, Young Builder of the Year and we are an established Centre of Excellence too. And last October we received a further commendation.
Lorraine Bliss, MBE – CEO

What We Do

At St-Eds, we do things a little differently. We operate an exciting and diverse range of vocational training courses aimed at young people who may have felt challenged or out of place in a mainstream educational environment.

What Makes Us Different

What makes St-Eds different?

We take learning out of the classroom, making it more relevant to real life and the world of work. We have outstanding employer links with multi-national sponsor Taylor Wimpey, plus excellent support from many local employer partners, such as Norse, Lafarge Tarmac, Persimmon and JMC. Our curriculum is built to deliver the real world skills that employers demand from their next generation of employees.

Jason Whiting - Transport Maintenance

At St-Eds you will:

– Receive knowledge, training and dedicated support from an incredibly committed team.
– Obtain skills and a nationally-recognised qualification, putting you tangibly ahead of your peers.
– Be given access to exciting work experience placements, which open up future employment opportunities.
– Gain greater confidence and communication skills, preparing you for success in full-time employment.

Why should I enrol at St-Eds Training Centre?

Why should I enrol at St-Eds Training Centre?

If you have a desire for learning, in an environment that treats you like a responsible person and challenges you to excel in your chosen industry, then come and see what we have to offer you. Whether you’re interested in construction, catering, transport maintenance, hair & beauty, or one of our other specialised courses, your journey to full-time work begins right here!

Serena Davenport Transition Coach
St-Ed’s has a professional team of skilled industry professionals engaging with young people and their communities to deliver quality vocational provision to young people.
Matrix accreditation demonstrates our commitment to delivering high quality careers information, advice and guidance, with progression pathways in partnership with top industry employers and support agencies.
Here at St Eds, we continually review and develop our provision to accommodate more young people in need of  alternative vocational training. Training that enables them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Please contact me for new collaborative opportunities.
Serena Davenport – General Manager

Our Core Curriculum

Multi-Skills Construction. City and Guilds Multi-Skills Construction (L1) students will have the opportunity to gain skills in Carpentry, Bricklaying, Painting & Decorating, Tiling and Plumbing, with the opportunity to specialise in these areas in an industry approved training environment.

Transport Maintenance. IMI Transport (Motor Cycle Maintenance and Motor Vehicle) (L1) Transport Maintenance allows learners to have the ability to develop their knowledge and skills in the motor industry.

Hair & Beauty. VTCT Hair and Beauty Studies (L1-2) The Hair and Beauty programme allows students to develop skills in hair, make-up, nail art and skin care.

Catering & Hospitality. City and Guilds Hospitality (L1) Students are able to develop knowledge of developing menus, dietary requirements and preparing and cooking meals in a live kitchen environment from our in house catering facility.

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